Another love note!!! Sigh.... in yesterday’s email. I respond with kindness. Always. How can we teach or support across the spectrum? Maybe we can’t. Would this e-mailer ever support our more severely affected loved ones? Does (s)she even acknowledge they exist? This is April, Autism Action Month. I feel sad when we get emails or comments like this. I think of a quite possibly lonely guy or gal who feels genuine mistrust and is often alienated because of his or her words. This is someone’s “child” too. I answered with Dan Olmsted's signature response: "Thank you for emailing us. We always enjoy hearing from our readers."
As someone on the autism spectrum I just wanted to tell you that your website is one of the most offensive ill-informed pieces of garbage I have ever had the displeasure of coming across. For one, calling autism an ‘epidemic’ is pretty offensive to most of us that have it and are happy with who we are. Also, vaccines don’t cause autism, I cannot believe I’m actually having to say that in 2021 but I suppose ignorance knows no timeline. If you have a conscience, you’ll stop spewing your pseudoscientific garbage and go back to tweeting nasty comments at Bill Gates and the rest of the “globalists”.